All Epson Group sites to use 100% Renewable Electricity by 2023
16 March 2021: With growing global interest in societal issues such as the environment and energy, Epson’s worldwide Group sites are gearing up to meet their electricity needs from 100% renewable energy sources by 2023. As a result of these plans, Epson has calculated it can reduce emissions of CO2 by 36,000 tonnes annually to zero by using 100% renewable electricity at all sites worldwide by 2023. Rooftop solar power generation systems are being manufactured at Epson’s plant in Thailand.
Epson established its Environmental Vision 2050 to express its commitment to environmental management, and subsequently rolled out various measures aimed at achieving this. Epson has established its policy as it seeks to accelerate its plans to become a leading environmental company, and with the belief that climate change represents a serious corporate risk and that Epson must play a greater role in mitigating that risk as it rolls out its business worldwide.
In a statement, Epson Global President Yasunori Ogawa said, “Our company has been proactive about environmental issues from day one when our founders expressed their desire that we should protect the lake next to our company headquarters. Going forward, we will steadily advance measures to use 100% renewable electricity. In this and other environmental activities we will continue to pursue high targets and aggressively drive forward to achieve our goals.”
Dedicated to the Japanese philosophy of “monozukuri” (the art and science of manufacturing), Epson’s products and services are based on unique efficient, compact and precision technologies that mitigate the environmental impacts of Epson’s products.